Obituary of Gustavo A Yslas
Gustavo (Gus) Yslas passed away unexpectedly in Chandler, Arizona on January 17, 2021 at the age of 70, surrounded by his loving family. Gus is survived by his wife Claudina, his children; Joseph, Drena, and Jennifer, 15 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild, his stepchildren; Rafael and Stephanie and his brothers, and sisters; Narciso, Enedina, Peter, Sylvia, and Christina. He is preceded in death by his father and mother Narciso and Anita Yslas and brother Edward Yslas. Gus was born on June 30, 1950 in Hayden, Arizona to Narciso and Anita Yslas and was the youngest of 7 children. His brothers and sisters have always adored the light their baby brother brought into every one of their lives. After graduating, Gus married his high school sweetheart Mary Ann, and moved to Phoenix at the age of 19 to work and attend college. Gus dedicated his education and early employment to his love of technology and made a lifelong career for himself in Computer Information Systems. After moving to Phoenix, Gus and Mary Ann welcomed three children into their home. Though Gus and Mary Ann separated, they shared an amazing history and love, and ensured their kids grew up knowing how much they were loved and cherished. His children remember him as a patient, inspiring, affectionate, and loving father who was always comforting and kind. He encouraged them to pursue their dreams and made sure that their love for each other remained a priority. They are so proud of the remarkable person their dad was and are honored to be his. Later in life Gus met Claudina and remarried. He was a loving and doting husband. He and Claudina were deeply in love and shared an incredible, and memorable 28 years living their best lives together. Gus was a humble, talented, free spirit; he loved to sing and dance, spend time with family and friends, play the guitar, golf, and was even part of a band in his youth. Gus cherished life. He embraced and loved everything and everyone with all his heart and soul. We are grateful that he was able to golf at some amazing courses, travel to incredible places, drink fine wine and dine like a king. He made remarkable friends, shared quality time with family, and genuinely enjoyed the life he merited. Gus was a beloved and devoted friend and treasured father-in-law. He was considerate and warm, and always lit up the room with his smile. Anyone who knew Gus knew he gave the most memorable hugs, a tight-two-arm-cologne-spritzed bear hug that could just make all your problems melt away. To so many he was a genuine friend and confidant, and easily the most cherished and loved person in all our lives. The most fitting quote came across this week which could not define Gus more, "If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever." Dad, Gus, Tavi, Goose, Gustavo, Tata, Papa, Hon, Baby brother, you will be missed terribly. A memorial is scheduled for Saturday January 30th, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Falconers Funeral Home. Due to Covid-19, we ask that you please attend the streamed online service. In house services are for immediate family only.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Gustavo Yslas, please visit Tribute Store
Saturday, January 30, 2021
Falconer Funeral Home
251 W. Juniper Ave.
GILBERT, Arizona, United States